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WEEKEND EVENTS | Valentine's Day and 5K's

ATLANTA -- There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We've listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

On Friday night, the FOX Theater will bursting at the seams with screaming 'tween girls and their generous parents. The SCREAM Tour is making at stop in Atlanta. This year, the annual concert features: Diggy Simmons, Jacob Lattimore, Jawan Harris, OMG Girls, TK and Cash. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster of the FOX Theater box office. 

The Atlanta Ballet is staging a World Premiere of Twyla Tharp's "The Princess and the Goblin" as a Sunday matinee. The performance begins at 2 p.m. at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. Tickets range between $20 to $120. 

Love Letters in the Digital Age

Love Letters in the Digital Age

It's rare anymore for someone to sit down and hand-write a love letter.  It's too easy to type a quick text, email or Facebook post to a loved one.  Not only has the communication format changed but the language as well.  Instead of emotional elegance on paper, we have abbreviations and emoticons.  But, a new exhibit called "With Love" in Woodruff Library on Emory's campus is showing off the days of old featuring love letters, telegrams, poetry and much more.

For more information about the exhibit, click here: http://bit.ly/love_exhibit

EMORY | Al-Jazeera Washington chief to give lecture

ATLANTA -- Al-Jazeera Washington Bureau Chief Abderrahim Foukara is headed to Emory University.

Foukara will deliver a public lecture titled "The Arab Spring: Between the Freedom of the Future and the Shackles of the Past" on Feb. 17. The lecture is presented by The Halle Institute for Global Learning and the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies.

The free event begins at 4:30 p.m. in Winship Ballroom, Dobbs University Center, 605 Asbury Circle.

Foukara is Al-Jazeera's Washington bureau chief and host of "Min Washington" ("From Washington"), a weekly round-table show on American political and cultural affairs. He first joined Al-Jazeera in 2002 as a Washington-based reporter before becoming head of its United Nations office.

MILTON | New Super 25 polls revealed as tournaments loom

MILTON | New Super 25 polls revealed as tournaments loom

ATLANTA -- There are no changes at the top of this week's HighSchoolSports.Net Super 25 high school basketball polls for metro Atlanta.

The Milton boys and the McEachern girls lead the way with region tournaments right around the corner.

Columbia, Douglas County, Westlake, and Shiloh complete the boys top 5, with Marist checking in at 21 and Pope at 24 this week.

Wesleyan, Norcross, North Gwinnett, and Parkview round out the girls top 5, with Westlake at 21 and Decatur at 25 this week.

The metro Atlanta Super 25 polls are computer-generated and produced by USA Today for Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.Net each week.

Don't forget to join us for High School Sports.Net Friday night at 10:30 p.m. on MYATL-TV36 and on 11Alive at 11:20 p.m.

 

Ga. to have statewide tornado drill

Ga. to have statewide tornado drill

ATLANTA -- Counties and cities across Georgia will participate in a statewide tornado drill.

The drill is scheduled for Wednesday about 9 a.m. by the National Weather Service. A special test message will be issued on NOAA weather radio and some counties and cities will sound their tornado sirens as part of the drill.

The event is part of "Severe Weather Awareness Week" in Georgia where state officials are encouraging families to develop emergency plans and buy a NOAA weather radio to receive alerts.

In the event of bad weather Wednesday, the drill will be moved to Friday.

Superintendent names 2012 AP Access & Support Schools

Superintendent names 2012 AP Access & Support Schools

ATLANTA -- Georgia School Superintendent Dr. John Barge named 367 Advanced Placement Honor Schools in 2012.

Advanced Placement classes and exams are administed by the College Board and are designed to offer rigorous college-level learning options to high school students. Those who receive scores of 3, 4 or 5 on national AP exams may earn college credit.

"Georgia has much to be proud of when it comes to the success of Advanced Placement," Barge said Tuesday. "Much of this success can be attributed to the dedication to rigor and excellence at each of our AP Honor Schools."

AP Access & Support Schools are schools with at least 30 percent of AP exams taken by African-American and/or Hispanic students, and 30 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher.

Metro Atlanta's 2012 AP Access & Support Schools are:

Athens-Clarke County
* Cedar Shoals High